Curriculum Outline

The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program involves a 5-day, on-site classroom curriculum leading to a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) designation. In addition, assignments and readings from the DiversityFIRST™ Toolkit are required prior to the on-site program. Participants are given password-protected access to the toolkit.

The CDP examination is administered during the final day of the program.

Diversity Domain 1: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion*

Module 1: The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion


Module 2: Trends Driving the Business Case for D&I


Module 3: The Multigenerational Workforce


Module 4: Video and Discussion


Diversity Domain 2: Cultural Competence*

Module 1: Culture and Elements of Culture


Module 2: Unconscious Bias, Impact, and Approaches for Reducing it


Module 3: Micro-Inequities in the Workplace

Module 4: Cultural Competence: A 21st Century Competitive Advantage


Diversity Domain 3: Measurement and Accountability*

Module 1: The Why, What, and How of D&I Measurement


Module 2: Accountability for Success of D&I Efforts


Module 3: Case Studies


Diversity Domain 4: Inclusive Leadership*

Module 1: Inclusive Leadership, Traits, and Behaviors


Module 2: Strategic Diversity Leadership


Module 3: DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Series


Diversity Domain 5: Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion*



*Additional content may be added.